The COVID-19 pandemic has created many unknowns for everyone. Despite this, the Mackinac Center has ensured that events continue, even if in a different format. For now, Mackinac Center events will continue in a virtual format, while remaining free for viewing. To find out more about new events or to view archived ones, please visit Mackinac.org/Events. Here are some recent events.
School at Home: The Educational Options in Michigan This Fall
With Michigan facing a back-to-school season like never before, this event featured Leanne Van Beek, a practicing homeschooler and consultant; Deana Garcia, the mother of a student at High Point Virtual Academy; and Ben DeGrow, the Mackinac Center’s director of education policy.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders
Taking place before the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation’s successful oral argument at the Michigan Supreme Court, this event featured Dr. Randal Baker, a general surgeon in Grand Rapids whose practice was largely shut down by the executive orders; and Patrick Wright, vice president for legal affairs at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation.
Making Common Sense Changes to Government Regulation
Held in conjunction with Campaign for Common Good, which encourages the overhaul of legacy bureaucracies, this event featured Philip K. Howard, civic leader and bestselling author and Michael Van Beek, director of research at the Mackinac Center.
State Economic Development Programs: Why Feed Sparrows Through a Horse?
This discussion about the potential harms of state economic development programs was a joint production featuring Kevin Hassett, senior advisor to National Review Capital Matters; and Michael LaFaive, senior director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center.